Title Search for excited quarks in the $\gamma$ + jet final state in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV Author Khachatryan, V. Sirunyan, A. M. Tumasyan, A. Alderweireldt, S. Bansal, M. Bansal, S. Cornelis, T. de Wolf, E.A. Janssen, X. Knutsson, A. Luyckx, S. Roland, B. Rougny, R. van de Klundert, M. van Haevermaet, H. Van Mechelen, P. Van Remortel, N. Van Spilbeeck, A. et al. Faculty/Department Faculty of Sciences. Physics Publication type article Publication 2014 Amsterdam , 2014 Subject Physics Source (journal) Physics letters: B. - Amsterdam, 1967, currens Volume/pages 738(2014) , p. 274-293 ISSN 0370-2693 ISI 000344624900043 Carrier E Target language English (eng) Full text (Publishers DOI) Affiliation University of Antwerp Abstract A search for excited quarks decaying into the gamma + jet final state is presented. The analysis is based on data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb(-1) collected by the CMS experiment in proton-proton collisions at root s = 8 TeV at the LHC. Events with photons and jets with high transverse momenta are selected and the gamma + jet invariant mass distribution is studied to search for a resonance peak. The 95% confidence level upper limits on the product of cross section and branching fraction are evaluated as a function of the excited quark mass. Limits on excited quarks are presented as a function of their mass and coupling strength; masses below 3.5 TeV are excluded at 95% confidence level for unit couplings to their standard model partners. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. Full text (open access) https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/3b3e84/9236.pdf E-info http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000344624900043&DestLinkType=RelatedRecords&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848 http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000344624900043&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848 http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000344624900043&DestLinkType=CitingArticles&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848 Handle